Welcome To Austin Zoo


About Us

Our mission is to assist

animals in need through rescue,

rehabilitation and education. 

Located on the southwest edge of Austin, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.

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Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.




September is Teacher Appreciation Month

Texas teachers are hardworking individuals!  We invite you to enjoy Austin Zoo during the month of September for FREE!  To take advantage of this offer, please identify yourself as a teacher when you check in at our Gift Shop, and show us a copy of your current pay stub or your current School ID.  This offer is valid only for Texas teachers.  Visiting family and friends will still pay regular admission.


Cougar Cub Birthday Party

Come sing Happy Birthday to our Cougar Cubs at Austin Zoo and watch them open their presents from their zookeepers!

11:00AM Saturday

September 15, 2018





Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is a fun-filled evening for ghosts and goblins of any age. Come dressed in your Halloween finest (no adult masks, please) and enjoy our Zoo-wide event including the Zoo bedecked in Halloween spookiness, our nocturnal animals, unlimited passes through our Haunted Mansion and an eerie train ride. Tickets to certain special items within Boo at the Zoo have limited seating.

Click here to learn more!



Daily Training & Enrichment Activities

All keeper talks are weather permitting and last approximately 15 minutes.


Cougar Cubs
11:00am: Monday • Wednesday • Friday

Bear Cubs
11:00am: Sunday • Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday

11:30am: Daily

Galapagos Tortoises*
12:30pm: Daily

American Alligator
2:30pm: Tuesday • Saturday

*Tortoise Keeper Talk is held only when the temperature is at least 60 degrees F. at noon


Austin Zoo Animal Art
Is Now Available For Purchase!

What started out as an enrichment activity for our primates has turned into a fundraising project for Austin Zoo!
All the pieces are hand painted by an Austin Zoo animal in watercolor, are unframed, and include the animal’s name and the date painted. (Each piece of art may contain slight imperfections.)

Click here to see all the available watercolors!


Win An Austin Zoo Birthday Party!

The contest has ended, winners will be posted soon.

Grand Prize includes Events Pavilion Package Party including 2-hour venue time slot, 15-minute animal experience presentation, 20 invitations, 20 goodie bags and 10 animal feed bags! Plus 20 child’s passes, so party guests may visit the Zoo at a later date! ($525 value!)


Click here to learn more about prizes, how to enter, rules and contest deadline!